Palaces and Courts of the Exposition

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Author: Juliet James
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,320 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.5
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 554
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Genre: History
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out on a building that in form suits the needs of a great palace of machinery.

The gable points at the top of the western façade are such as one sees in the restoration of the Baths of Caracalla.

The first and only other expression of this style in America is seen in the Pennsylvania Station of New York City.

In the Transportation Palace can be seen a model of the proposed plan for a new Union Depot for Chicago, with a similar gabled effect.

The three arches reflect on the exterior the three aisles of the same portion of the palace within.

The great columns in front, and also in the vestibule, simulate Siena marble.

The entablature carried across the faces of the arches supports American eagles by C. A. Humphries.

Eagles are also seen at the corners of the Corinthian capitals. This bird of freedom can be found all over the Exposition.

Notice that Mr. Jules Guerin, the great color wizard, leads you by means of the blue ground of the capitals, the blue between the dentils, the blue betw

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